Should Athletes Skip Breakfast

 

Choosing A Healthy Breakfast

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THIS IS WHAT AN ATHLETE’S BREAKFAST SHOULD LOOK LIKE

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Breakfast for Athletes

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Skipping Breakfast is Bad? New Study Results

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Should You Skip Breakfast?

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Should You Eat Breakfast Before You Run In The Morning?

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What Athletes Eat Before They Compete

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But if food first thing grosses you out or you wake up feeling full, then skipping breakfast might be your best bet. Force feeding only leads to consuming excess calories and ignoring your body’s natural hunger cues. The temptation to skip breakfast for a few precious minutes of sleep is understandable, and for athletes, to their own detriment. When we wake up in the morning our body is dehydrated from an evening of mouth-breathing water vapor.

Glycogen stores are basically empty. Our metabolism is running on idle. “An athlete who is eating relatively healthy is not going to gain an edge by skipping breakfast,” says sports nutritionist Barbara Lewin. Without that fuel, endurance athletes lack the get-up-and-go to push themselves as hard. A hungry athlete’s muscles won’t respond as well either.

If you have a good grasp on your fitness and eating habits and just simply do not enjoy breakfast, don’t feel bad about skipping it. There is plenty of time throughout the day to get the calories and nutrients your body and mind need without cramming it in as soon as you jump out of bed. Breakfast, we’re often told, is the most important meal of the day. It certainly seems that way to me – I can’t imagine making it to noon without eating. But the literature is much more mixed.

Without question, breakfast is the meal that makes champions. Unfortunately, many active people follow a lifestyle that eliminates breakfast or includes foods that are far from champion-builders. I commonly counsel athletes who skip breakfast, grab only a light lunch, train on fumes, gorge at dinner and snack on “junk” until bedtime. Whether you break your fast first thing in the morning or much later in the day, our athletes agree that a kick-ass first meal should deliver the energy and nutrients you need to tango with your day’s to-do list. If you want to train like an athlete, or aspire to.

I recommend skipping breakfast daily and break your fast 6-8 hours after you wake up. The reason for this is that it is easier to fall asleep at night if you are satiated rather than hungry. More sleep translates into better recovery.

When it comes to athletes, a decent breakfast should contain 500-750 calories, consisting of roughly 50% carbs, 30% from protein and 20% from healthy fats. Ideal carb sources are fiber-loaded fruits and vegetables, whole grain cereals and whole grain breads; to meet the protein and healthy fat requirements, opt for nuts, seeds, eggs, peanut. Whether you eat or skip breakfast has no effect on the amount of calories you burn throughout the day.

This is a myth.

List of related literature:

A common reason college athletes give for skipping breakfast is the lack of time.

“Practical Applications in Sports Nutrition” by Heather Hedrick Fink, Lisa A. Burgoon, Alan E. Mikesky
from Practical Applications in Sports Nutrition
by Heather Hedrick Fink, Lisa A. Burgoon, Alan E. Mikesky
Jones and Bartlett Publishers, 2006

Athletes often neglect breakfast, then wonder why they’re tired while running in the evening.

“Marathon: The Ultimate Training Guide” by Hal Higdon
from Marathon: The Ultimate Training Guide
by Hal Higdon
Rodale Books, 2005

Most weekday mornings he has a multivitamin, a couple cups of much-needed coffee, a bowl of cereal or a few pieces of whole-grain toast with peanut butter, and a bottle of sports drink mix if he has a morning workout.

“Beyond Training: Mastering Endurance, Health & Life” by Ben Greenfield
from Beyond Training: Mastering Endurance, Health & Life
by Ben Greenfield
Victory Belt Publishing, 2017

Athletes should eat breakfast daily, “breaking the fast” from the overnight sleep.

“Practical Applications In Sports Nutrition BOOK ALONE” by Heather Fink, Alan Mikesky, Lisa Burgoon
from Practical Applications In Sports Nutrition BOOK ALONE
by Heather Fink, Alan Mikesky, Lisa Burgoon
Jones & Bartlett Learning, 2011

When it comes to meals for athletes, it’s rare for a day to be made up of a traditional breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

“The Feed Zone Cookbook: Fast and Flavorful Food for Athletes” by Biju K. Thomas, Allen Lim, PhD
from The Feed Zone Cookbook: Fast and Flavorful Food for Athletes
by Biju K. Thomas, Allen Lim, PhD
VeloPress, 2011

If athletes are going to take a few days off between intense training sessions, the timing of the postevent meal becomes less important.

“Encyclopedia of Sports Medicine” by Lyle J. Micheli, M.D.
from Encyclopedia of Sports Medicine
by Lyle J. Micheli, M.D.
SAGE Publications, 2010

However, a breakfast that includes eggs, meat, or cheese—all high in both protein and fats—will take longer to digest, so you would do better not to eat foods like these before you train.

“The New Encyclopedia of Modern Bodybuilding: The Bible of Bodybuilding, Fully Updated and Revis” by Arnold Schwarzenegger, Bill Dobbins
from The New Encyclopedia of Modern Bodybuilding: The Bible of Bodybuilding, Fully Updated and Revis
by Arnold Schwarzenegger, Bill Dobbins
Simon & Schuster, 2012

Many schools provide breakfast.

“American Dietetic Association Complete Food and Nutrition Guide, Revised and Updated 4th Edition” by Roberta Larson Duyff
from American Dietetic Association Complete Food and Nutrition Guide, Revised and Updated 4th Edition
by Roberta Larson Duyff
HMH Books, 2012

The lead author of the study, Leah Cahill, summarized this simply: “Skipping breakfast may lead to one or more risk factors, including obesity, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and

“The Shredded Chef: 120 Recipes for Building Muscle, Getting Lean, and Staying Healthy” by Michael Matthews
from The Shredded Chef: 120 Recipes for Building Muscle, Getting Lean, and Staying Healthy
by Michael Matthews
Createspace Independent Pub, 2012

Athletes who come to practice tired because they stayed up too late, hungry because they skipped breakfast to sleep a little longer, or injured because they didn’t see the trainer for rehabilitation—these athletes are likely to experience impairing emotions such as fatigue, confusion, depression, and distress.

“Applying Educational Psychology in Coaching Athletes” by Jeffrey J. Huber
from Applying Educational Psychology in Coaching Athletes
by Jeffrey J. Huber
Human Kinetics, Incorporated, 2012

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  • I am trying for 1600 meters in 5 minutes.
    I mostly run empty stomach in the morning. So should eat carbs like few black grams before run?

  • Love how you speak authentically and back up your preach with logic. Educational and exciting to hear someone stand up for body wisdom.

  • Hey man, do you eat all organic? what’s your thoughts on that? How do you feel now with a more varied diet compared to being all raw fruitarian previously? cheers

  • Yes I agree, for my Grandparents there was no desk breakfast and no such thing as snacks, and they also ate dinner at 5pm, so breakfast was important. If you’re eating every few hours and only cook dinner at 9pm, it’s not a necessity.

  • I microwave myself two eggs to go on my toast every morning. Sure they aren’t as good as stove cooked eggs, but I can get them done in under a minute, and end up with very little to wash up, so it’s a win win for me ��‍♀️

    I put them in about a centimetre of water, which poaches them (YUM), and means I’m not needing to grease the little ceramic pot.

    Definitely make sure to spike the yolk though, otherwise things will get messy ������

  • At first I felt lack of energy when I went for a run on a empty stomach, but after some time I got used to it, my body adapted and now I prefer running in a fasted state. The more important factor is hydration.

  • I just eat a banana 30 mins before going for run in the morning it gives me just enough energy it works for me, after I finish I take a protein shake.

  • Ummm not trying to start something but chess is not a sport and the individuals who play chess are not athletes. They are incredibly smart people, but not athletes

  • My compartment syndrome only allows me to run for 30 mins so it doesn’t matter if I eat breakfast is what I got from this. Can’t wait until I can get the surgery so I can go on long runs again.

  • insulin resistance in the morning is lowest. a small oatmeal in the morning lowers cortisol. it aids my weight loss. skipping breakfast wrecked my metabolism. a small portion of low glycemic carbs for breakfast is perfect for good energy and weight loss. the rest of the day keto is good

  • Breakfast, to me, is essential. Why on earth should we omit breakfast before running if we do eat it on a daily basis WITH NO running?
    The best treatment I ever found is on McMillan’s website. He explains specific situation where eating breakfast is mandatory (i.e. intervals/repeats, pace stepping-up long runs, etc.), and other ones i.e. steady long runs where it could be omitted.
    Sugar is also far from being the best choice as a nutrient in advanced marathoning. Cereal crackers or so, 1 to 1,5 hrs before training, will work best (IMHO). As a ruler of thumb, I used to eat 1 or two bananas when 21 km distance is overcome, prior to continuing my way. Thanks!

  • Great subject. Thanks for the info. I always run on empty first thing in the morning and often feel sluggish and my pace is around 6min/kms. I will experiment with maybe eating some fruit before I head out and see if that improves both my energy and performance. Btw Mikkel, do you drink coffee??

  • First off I don’t like the music in the background lol. I have ran over 40 marathons with ten Bostons in a row and I have found that for me eating prior to running is the way to go. I feel that I need the carbs to help me run my fastest. For a marathon I eat, then take 4 gels, one every 40 minutes or so and about 20oz of sports drink per hour during the race. Marathon fueling is different for everyone, you really need the experience of racing to find what works for you.

  • This is a great discussion. I run 4 days a week, anywhere between 3-10 miles per run. I intermittent fast on most days and typically run fasted for all my runs with the exception of anything over 10. On race (1/2 marathons and marathons) days I always eat and wonder if my fasted training is helping or hurting me on race day. I typically don’t bonk during the week and I do not steer away from complex carbs:). But admittedly, I do love nut butters and avocados: ). Thanks for bringing up the topic, I look forward to learning more. I am going to try your suggestion of bringing some gels on my longer runs to eat after an hour or so 😉

  • You’ve nailed it Paul, with the governmental-industrial-contheo! Jeff Nippard did a video on this topic, and he mentions a study paper did somewhere back in the 1930s or so, which “scientifically” stated that “breakfast is the most important meal of the day”, and guess what… It was fully sponsored by Mr. Kellogg… the cereal guy.

  • I always eat breakfast, usually in the afternoon. Sometimes I skip a day, other times, I eat before noon. Breakfast, the first meal after having slept for the night, or two, when hungry. Other meals are inessential. Wait till after evacuation of the bowel is a good mode.

  • Studies were done with IF and eating all day. In the end…both weight loss was very close…however, the person who fasted lost a considerable amount of more fat than the person who just ate all day. This is due to ketosis and your body using fat stores as it knows no food is coming. If you’re training and lifting everyday…IF is very good as your body produces growth hormone as a result of IF. So basically…if you want to reduce your fat stores yet still wanting to gain muscle….IF has been proven through multiple studies to achieve just that. So dont eat when u get up. Ie…if you r up at 8am…dont eat until noon or 1…then consume your first meal. Makesure in that time your last meal is at no later than 8p. I myself am down 26lbs in under 3 months. I’ve also found energy levels heavily increased and have less joint pain. And of course the more body weight or fat I lost….the increasingly better i felt. So consume all your calories in one short window. This allows your body to keep insulin levels low and attack your fat cells more for fuel all the while u can consume what you want to or need to in order to get even more gains or just to feel satisfied.

  • Intermittent fasting doesn’t mean you skip breakfast at all….It just means that you will most likely eat it at a different time than normal people…

  • Bro am baker so that term has not changed for me… if I skip breakfast.. I just cannot work…. baker job is hard bro and there r many other jobs that r hard….
    Good for office jobs

  • I started skipping my breakfast as a means to IF, cause I had plateaued in my progress, best decision ever. Now I’m back on track! Keep it up guys!

  • You nailed it! Depends on the person! That’s most important thing and I’m glad you are an advocate of that approach! Love ur stuff

  • I did IF for two months and now have combined it keto for the past month. I’m down to 206 from 255. I workout everyday at 5am then my first meal is at 12pm, final meal no later than 7pm. My energy level is great and hunger now usually only comes in during my feeding times as mentioned in the video. I have been in and out of the gym since my teen years. So since my return to the gym I’m experiencing the “newbie gains” with weekly I’m improvements in all lifts while maintaining an IF/keto diet.

  • The line “Breakfast is the most important meal of the day” was invented in the 19th century by Seventh Day Adventists James Caleb Jackson and John Harvey Kellogg to sell their newly invented breakfast cereal.

  • When it comes to eating healthy, you must never fall victim to modern fad diet plans. Extreme diets are a risk for your health, especially ones that seriously restrict your every day nutritionary intake. Many of these fad diet plans work for a short period of time and then the benefits decrease after a while. It is best to search Custokebon Secrets on google as it isn’t just another fad diet where you starve yourself.

  • I love fasting! It really helps me stick to my nutrition plan. Plus it takes the stress away from cooking breakfast in the morning ha ha. I don’t get hungry until 1 anyways

  • I’ve been doing intermittent fasting for a while and I’ve never felt better. I don’t trust anything that comes from those shitty studies or information that comes from all those pharmaceutical funded “heart associations.” This is coming from a cardiovascular ICU nurse. Stay healthy folks! Peace

  • But Paul what about the gains! I too don’t get hungry in the morning but I’ve been having some coffee mixed with some protein powder. I rather get in that extra spike in protein synthesis than let that opportunity for growth go to waste. I feel it might make a difference 5-10 yrs from now. Paranoid? Maybe lol

  • Yes I just implemented morning fasting. I never thought I could do it but it’s really helped with my hunger and I love it. Great video!

  • 4:49 “WHen they eat earlier in the morning and starving all day, going to the bed starving, it might be worth trying IF” > That’s exactly the reason why I started IF and TBH was the best thing I have ever done which changed in my routine. I used to have 6 healthy meals a day as everyone used to state that it was the optimal food intake for bodybuilding and ppl who lift heavy. However, as I had to keep my calories low to lose fat, I always ended up having very low calory intake at night, when my calory window was about to finish. By going to sleep with light meals, the hunger actually prevented me to fall asleep. The result was that I was actually starving to death untill 2 am and I had to go to the kitchen at that time to snack some BS rice cracker every single day. IF has changed my life for a much better lifestyle, and I couldnt’be in better shape. I have been experiencing a much better muscle delevopment since then.

  • im a big breakfast eater by nature however when i want to drop some calories from my day to get leaner i use breakfast as the meal to do it with for the most part. Not because i think IF works i dont give a fuck about that its just allows me to still eat enough around my evening training as ive found it difficult in the past to drop calories at this time. This isnt to get stage lean just leaner than i am currently. And it works for me. i have no better or worse concentration i have no better or worse energy its just caloric management my way no magic no outrageous claims. If im really hungry when i wake up i just have a whey shake in water but thats rare and usually only if i do a bit more volume than intended. I dont know if this would be optimal if i was trying to gain lean mass though thats a different animal.

  • I have been Intermittent fasting for 6 months, I lost 55 pounds and actually my muscles grew twice as much!! Definitely recommend it to anyone!!

  • I think we can figure it out because people like me who works rotating shift date and night can’t get used to a good diet but thank you really helpful

  • I did IF for over a year. But DO take into account that it is suboptimal regarding muscle protein synthesis (MPS). As MPS is triggered by reacing a certain protein (and leucine) treshold which will trigger MPS for a certain amount of time. If you want to “fast” I think the “modified fast” is your best bet. Aka, have a couple of decently sized (pure) protein meals and save the rest of your carbs/fats for later in the day.

  • I’v been on a Paul Revelia binge you tube videos lately ������������ Iv learned so much my brain is about to explode lol I love it ��

  • Agree, Listening to your body is key & sometimes days differ….just keep consistency w/macros (or very close to). A full day of eating would be great.

  • For the last few months my breakfast is typically just coffee with coconut oil. I think a few ketones with the caffeine works well

  • The line “Breakfast is the most important meal of the day” was invented in the 19th century by Seventh Day Adventists James Caleb Jackson and John Harvey Kellogg to sell their newly invented breakfast cereal.

  • This guy is disingenuous to his “selling” the study on breakfast and insulin, when reading it doesn’t mention the participants not eating breakfast and it was a study on people who are lean and physically active (cyclists) and used a part questionnaire gathering method, same method he criticised.

    Be careful who you believe these days.

  • I’m also going to research this question so no rush to answer, but in your opinion how soon after you wake up should you be eating breakfast?

  • I feel terrible and tired when I skip breakfast I did intermittent fasting for 5 days it was horrible why cant people just eat normally small meals 3 times a day

  • They might have a conflict of interest, but that’s why they do studies to see if shit actually works… what about buying brand new cars? Who does that benefit??? People do that without studies… maybe eating breakfast, DOESN’T HAVE TO BE OATS BTW, might just be good for you… lol

  • Me: Skip breakfast. Feel great.
    Also me: Do HIIT. Feel like I’m going to have a heart attack.
    Me again: Die of a heart attack.
    Investigator: So doctor, what do you think was the cause of death?
    Doctor: He skipped breakfast!
    Ghost of me: Seriously dude…

    Thanks to you and others I trust on youtube Thomas, my life has changed so much for the better. Thank you for all you do.

  • When I eat in the morning Im going to be hungry all day it triggers my body for food and my body wants more and more I get more full during the when I eat my meal

  • I like your humble approach because no one has all the answers. You ask 20 people and you will get 20 different answers. Drs don’t know it all. That’s why it’s called a practice. They change their mind every year as to what you should be doing physically, eating, and how to lose weight lol. Great video!

  • On game day I just drink a Rebell in the morning and then before the game ( I play NPL 1 btw)
    I have always hated eating the morning before games, it’s kinda a ritual

  • You claim the study suffered from confounding bias to the extent that we ought to disregard it completely. I would not be so hasty, as you did not present any of the methods or results tables from the investigations. Of course there can also be confounders that we cannot account for, because some are unmeasured at time of the study, but that does not mean there is complete confounding. The effect size of the study, 87% is substantial and accounting for additional confounders may reduce it, but I doubt to the null association of 1.0. Bottom line, be careful about rubbishing the evidence so hastily.

  • I use to not eat breakfast AT ALL. My breakfast was at 13:00 then I would have snack after snack after snack till I went to bed. I was a miserable waste of oxygen. Drank and smoked heavily.

    That was 3 years ago… I stopped smoking, drinking AND I started looking at my health. Now, if I skip breakfast I will be one hangry SOB lol. It actually gives me the energy I need to behave by society’s standards until I’m fully awake lol.

  • I have been eating my breakfast for lunch at work, then eat my lunch for dinner at 5 – 5:30 or on last break, then dont eat dinner because commute is an hour and a half. 8-9 too late to eat.

  • So true, never trust that the “research” that you are hearing about, especially in mainstream media, is always accurate. I know it is sometimes difficult to take the time to do your own research but when possible, do so.

    As I have found with all of your videos, very helpful and insightful!

  • Awesome information (especially that time of day study on cyclists). On the flip side, although skipping breakfast might not be bad for you, eating earlier in the day as part of TRF may be more beneficial than eating at night. https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/11/6/1234 Since these two /seem/ to be conflicting I think it will be interesting to continue research. scuttles into a pile of studies

  • Great information. Thank you. I always prefer running on an empty stomach as any food I eat just seems to sit there for a while and make me feel heavy.

  • Finally, is nice to know that there are people out there who do not let the TV do their thinking for them. Don’t be part of the herd, think for your self and come up with an opinion of your own instead of getting one handed down to you by some celebrity show, politician or newscast. But be nice about having and expressing your opinion as Mr. DeLauer did here. He was firm and was nice enough to give you the basis for his opinion without being insulting. You don’t have to agree with him which is really the point that he is trying to make. You have a question, then learn to look up the answer on your own and take what people say about it under advisement. Don’t be part of the herd.

  • I ran 22 miles today on a VERY empty stomach and I didn’t like it very much at all. I didn’t even eat dinner. I know I went over board with the mileage but you live and learn

  • Great video. If we do eat breakfast on the days we are not fasting, do you have any recommendation of food to eat to minimize insulin and fat storing?

  • I agree 100%. My mother-in-law always said she skipped breakfast. What she meant was she didn’t sit down and have bacon and eggs. However, she would have a pastry late morning. But in her world she skipped breakfast.��

  • I start to skip breakfast more than a year ago. Never felt better. Even when i have one I postponed after 9-10 AM. If you want full focus and energy in the morning don’t even think about breakfast.
    Those studies are mass manipulation. Last think you need in the morning is a shoot of insulin/sugar that puts you back to sleep.

  • Nice point about “grabbing a handful of something out the door.” Breakfast, what does that even mean anyway? To some people it might mean a slice of apple with a scoop of almond butter. To others, it might mean the sunrise sampler at Cracker Barrel eggs, sausage, biscuits n gravy, apples drenched in cinnamon and tons of sugar etc. Funny how people can talk about wether or not breakfast is important with absolutely no mention of what the hell you’re even eating. I like this community. If you’re a fan of Thomas, you’re probably the type of person who can handle the fact that things are going to be a little complicated and it may take some time and effort to sort through things and plan. You will be successful. For those of you who want things oversimplified, go buy a magic diet pill.

  • Thomas, you know you are having an impact when the GMO/toxin pushing food industry giants come out and essentially say, “Eat breakfast everyday, or die from a massive myocardial infarction.” When enough people start voting with their money by not buying their disease causing foods, it will force them to produce something that’s actually worth eating. Keep up the excellent work.

  • Yes, skipping breakfast isnt going to kill you, but there are many benefits to eating breakfast, notably psychological. There are legitimate studies out there, legitimate scholar journals,. that shows improvement in school performance from eating breakfast. One study was done on children, and another on Adolescence. Both groups had higher performance rating compared to kids who didnt eat breakfast. Many other studies indicate that eating breakfast regularly at a proper scheduled time can also reduce anxiety, hyperactivity, and depression. Please, if you want to see these studies, DM me and ill send anyone the links

  • Hi Thomas, you should actually read the paper not the title and then also make conclusion not for what you think but what really results show. They did not ask particants if they are skipping breakfast but as defined “EXPOSURE MEASUREMENT. All participants were

    asked “How often do you eat breakfast?” during the

    household interview, and the possible answers

    included “every day,” “some days,” “rarely,” “never,”

    and “weekends only.” We merged the answer “week
    ends only” into the category “some days” for analysis.

    Finally, the frequency of breakfast eating was classi
    fied as “never,” “rarely,” “some days,” and “every day.””
    Other thing is despite characteristics of participants may influence the results, there are other ways how to solve the problem of other factors which may be changing the association. These are called confounders. After adjusting for these factors you may be able to understand “true” relationship. Which was also dealt with. Data comes from a representative sample size and interview is also method of obtaining data which is valid and maybe if you would want to get more precise data you Could monitor over 6000 people every morning if you would not want to face recall bias. It’s good to have summarised information sometimes however as mentioned in the video, media can sometimes interpret data differently. If you want to make a conclusion try to read paper yourself.

  • Besides,,, Intermittent Fasting ISN’T Everyday necessarily…. So EVEN a “Skipped Breakfast” SHOULD Be part of A Plan,,, aka. a Purpose!!! Specific Days with Specific REASONS…

  • Skip Breakfast, and You’re Dead So THATS what happened to the Greeks, Trojans, and all the other civilizations that existed before us that probably couldn’t get an early breakfast every morning.

  • Government/Companies: “People aren’t spending enough money on breakfast anymore! What happened to them believing its the most important meal of the day!?

    News: “Eat breakfast or you’ll die.”

  • I HAVE UN HEALTHY LIFE STYLE…I DON’T SMOKE DRINK…..
    I EAT LIKE CRAP…….I DON’T SKIP BREAKFAST…..

    IF I GO OUT I BUY BREAKFAST.
    I MAKE COFFEE…OAT MEAL…EAT SOMETHING….BANANA.. ETC..

  • I don’t skip breakfast. I intermittent fast during my sleep and until 11:00am at which point I break that fast with my first meal of the day.

    I wish Thomas had made that point. Your first meal of the day is literally your breakfast. Nothing is actually skipped. Delayed, offset, postponed but not skipped.

  • Yes, and also coconut oil is actual poison according to the government groups and many others groups paid by the vegetable oil companies which are the only oil producers in America.

  • This is sooo fake all the fast food is soo wrong so their conditioning and I definitely don’t think that’s what Charles Barkley eats before a match all that is soo wrong for their performance.

  • today I’m trying mmu first day of fasting on19hr. i want that sixpack. i i t also eat keto.. i love my Starbucks too i enjoy your video’s.

  • Knocked it out of the freaking park as usual Thomas.
    More BS from the agricultural/food packing industry designed to fuel the 3 meal a day CONSPIRACY!!

  • I’ve gone years without eating breakfast. It may happen once or twice when I travel with others. In my 50s I weigh the same thin weight I did in high school. ��

  • Never believe anything that gets broadcast of the evening news. It is all sensationalized garbage!

    Read the studies yourself and make your own conclusions.

  • Yea, I rather listen Thomas who looks super fit and ripped then some fat doctor who gives a lecture about health. Thanks Tom for another great video!

  • Just eat natural and basic…morning as get up…best time to eat fruit, empty stomach, fruit like this keeps all the nutritions…train…if you want a coffee after an hour or two, have it, if hungry at noon, eat, body tells you, have more carbs then protein, train again…snack on nuts seeds dried fruit is ok, the eat more protein then carbs, eat early 5 or 6ish do some stretches before bed… All food basic steamed, grilled poached or raw……..some days body will ask more or less..and just pure water, none of the energy, glucose stuff…

  • Agreed. What you said makes total sense. And yes, many medical articles/studies need to be interpreted with caution, specially when suspicious third party funding could be involved.

  • As usual, “CARDIOLOGIST” body’s only interest is to create new patients. Hence they want you to eat carb rich cereals in the morning and keep feeding sugar rebound cravings whole day and then in few years become heart patient:D. Once you become a patient, their diet is completely geared towards keeping you there: not get any better and not get any worse. This is how you become a money machine for them.

  • Is this 1 breakfast or two? 2 eggs or a smoothie won’t get me through the day… I would eat them together in one breakfast but from what I understood they were shown as 2 different breakfasts

  • Hi there, have you considered Custokebon Secrets yet? Simply do a google search. On there you’ll discover an awesome tips about how you can lost tons of weight. Why not give it a chance? perhaps it’s going to work for you too.

  • Never seen animals in the wild eat breakfast. They are super fit. They get up stretch move drink water if possible and then exercise. Then hunt /eat. They do better the. We do.

  • Guys. lost a ton of fat does not need to be hard (I used to feel it did). I’m going to give you some tips now. Get a popular fat burn method called Custokebon Secrets (do a google search). Thanks to it I’ve lost a lot of fat. I probably should not even be speaking about it cause I don’t want lots of other guys out there running exactly the same game but whatever. I’m just in a great mood today so I’ll share the wealth lol.

  • Jack seems pretty good, I think seeing that he’s so young you could guide him and even let him train with you and Pat. Well that’s if he wants to be a footballer.

  • cheddar cheese, and honey? hard pass. No wonder america produces clinically obese people in mass. These food recommendations are a joke. Go for minimally processed, oats, nuts, a piece of fruit.

  • Love this dude, he truly cares about health. To the point that he needs to debunk shitty studies and the goddamn companies that fund them for their arterial motive. Keep going man, you’re a national treasure.

  • Great video, but don’t some bodybuilders eat oatmeal before bed? I have eaten oats after working out at night. Not really uncommon imo.

  • Yes. He microwaved eggs. Yes it’s safe. -> “Microwaves cause water molecules in food to vibrate, producing heat that cooks the food…. The microwave energy is changed to heat as it is absorbed by food, and does not make food “radioactive” or “contaminated”. That was taken straight from the FDA’s website so everyone can shut the fuck up now.

  • Great video, I always wanted to make my own scrambled eggs in the morning but umm… how to put this into words… umm… well I’m la..zy
    Definitely gonna try

  • HAS, to be. I am so tweakers out,”an old,” tweakers trick you know.. BREAKFAST instead of coffee and amphetamines would feel better and no. Half my family uses and thinks that’s the way to live and it is cutting all of us normal people off food.DEATH TO METH

  • Anyone watching this, 90% of what he’s saying is outdated. Eggs and cheese are good sources of FAT with some protein. Fat is good! He needs to stop talking smack about fat and talk about the real unhealthy villains: processed sugar, processed food-like substances, and refined grains (mostly found in processed food) Do not go for low fat varieties because the additives and such that they use to up the flavor is harmful. Just eat reasonable serving sizes. And microwaved eggs sounds horrible? These foods aren’t the worst but they’re definitely not the best.

  • Just a recommendation, I think you should start tracking your macros and planning your daily calories if you’re trying to put on muscle. Like if you want to put on lean muscle try eating about 100-300 calories above your maintenance

  • Download Diet Assistant
    https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.diet_assistant
    Create food list with unit control & calculate their total calorie, protein.
    Set daily, weekly reminder of food with unit.
    Calculate your BMI & get suggestion.
    High calorie food source.
    High protein food source.

  • Make the smoothie the night before and slap that egg sandwich together in the morning, MMMMMMMM ( don’t take me serious, I don’t Jack about this stuff)

  • I know you shouldn’t judge food before tasting it, but that looks nasty. I mean, how am I even supposed to trust a guy that cooks microwave eggs? As a Ramsay fan, I can’t consume that atrocity. Unfortunately, it’s a no from me. Lmao, and I oop.

  • He’s trying to make this accessible for athletes/people on the go. It’s a good blend of healthy fats, lean proteins, and good complex and simple carbs. It’s all too easy for an athlete to rush to practice and not be properly fueled before or afterand then pig out afterwards on takeout they shouldn’t have done. As a wrestler and boxer cutting weight, these recipes and tips would have been super helpful. I hope they help others, so thanks!

  • As somebody who actually trains to become an athlete, in my school the morning workout can be up towards 2,5 hours of running with increasing speed for the last hour. This is not enough calories to even nearly support an endurance athletes morning workout.

  • I skip breakfast. What is the best food to eat in lunch time? And what is the best food in dinner? I workout 2 hours a day after class. I want to loss weight and to build my abdominal muscles. Anyone here can teach me how?

  • Thank You Very much for the Breakfast For Athletes! Im a Swimmer, so surely i will be needing this for the Competition on Oct. 22/ Oct. 23. Again, thank you very much!

  • Another Carb Myth story. Stick with a high quality fats, oils and meats diet if you’re serious about fitness. Carbs just loads up your insulin factor causing huge loads on your liver. High value foods like eggs, cheese(no milk of any kind) meat, fish, beans, lentils, spuds bananas, honey, maple syrup (not sugar golden syrup or any other sugar based composit) will provide hours of fuel for your workout. Carbs digest into stored fats within 1 hour of eating 100% useless.

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  • Mateee track your calories. It is essential. Also check your body fat percentage because you’ve been bulking for very long and you might need a mini cut. Cheers man.

  • My mate laughed when I told them I was gonna reduce weight with just implementing Custokebon Secrets, but after I showed these people amazing effects right after I used it they’re begging me to tell them about it. Of course I won’t tell them the details about this diet plan, lol

  • My breakfast is either 2 eggs w/ 2 pieces of toast, 1/2 an avocado, a tomato, a few mushrooms and a handful of leafy greens
    Or
    Rolled oats w/chia seeds, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, almonds, sultanas, Greek yogurt, milk and fruit.
    What does everyone else have?

  • Dear Paul.Of course, a” full day of your diet video” is requested.:)It was a useful great video. I’m a member of a breakfast eater team because i dont wanna macro hording as you mentionied. And i love it. It1s a “me” time in everyday life and usually i can watch your videos:)

  • Possible recommendation for breaky; take out the milo and drink water/orange juice, dont want too much dairy, youve got plenty from the cottage cheese and dont want to be feeling too heavy if youve got sessions in the morning. But nonetheless awesome video man!